|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2010|
Maurice E. "Maury" Baker, 83, of Greenwood, a lifelong resident of the Bluff Creek community, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Dec. 2, 1927 at the family residence in Bluff Creek to Arnold "Camel" Baker and Nora (Matz) Baker. He married Janet R. (Haymaker) Baker on December 5, 1948, at Bluff Creek Christian Church; she survives. They recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
He was a 1946 graduate of Center Grove High School. While there, he was a member of the 1946 county championship basketball team. He was a former White River Township trustee, served for more than 40 years as White River Township precinct committeeman for Precinct 8 and was an active member of the Johnson County Democratic Committee.
He was a lifelong member of Bluff Creek Christian Church, where he served as an elder, trustee and member of the Golden Group. He served as youth group sponsor and Sunday school teacher for the women and men's classes and taught the U.N.I. class.
He was a referee for Independent Sport Teams in Indianapolis, charter volunteer for Camp Allendale in Trafalgar, volunteer for the Johnson County Food Pantry, member of the board of Bluff Creek Cemetery Association, and member of the Independent Order of Foresters.
He retired as a process engineer from Link-Belt/FMC Corp. in Indianapolis after more than 30 years of service. He also worked at Bridgeport Brass and had been a realty agent with RE/MAX and Caldwell Banker. Previously, he and his brothers owned Baker Electric.
He was an avid Center Grove basketball fan, both boys and girls, and never missed a boys basketball sectional tournament since graduating in 1946. He loved fishing and hunting, whether wild game or wild mushrooms. When he wasn't hunting or fishing, he enjoyed being with his family. He also loved gardening and was known as "Mr. Fix-it" to many.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, "Papaw," and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed not only by his family but also his many friends, especially "the gang".
Survivors include his wife, Janet R. (Haymaker) Baker of Greenwood; a son, Michael Baker of Greenwood; three daughters, Mardena L. (Jack) Duncan of Indianapolis, Malana D. (Mark) Tharp of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Meresa J. (James) Girdley of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Angela) Baker of Austin, Texas and Wilbur (Phyllis) Baker and Marvin (Kathy) Baker, both of Greenwood; and a sister, Alberta (Randall) Kenworthy of Valparaiso.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Herb Baker.
James Girdley will be assisted by the Rev. Stan Icenogle in conducting a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton St. (U.S. 31 South) Franklin. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Bluff Creek Cemetery in the Center Grove area.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 6431 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN 46227; American Cancer Society, Attn. G-WAC Team Relay for Life, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or the donor's favorite charity.
Taken from The Franklin Daily Journal.
Arnold W. "Camel" Baker (1896 - 1982)
Nora Ethel Matz Baker (1902 - 1980)
Janet Haymaker Baker (1929 - 2016)*
Herbert Junior Baker (1923 - 1967)*
Wilbur L. Baker (1925 - 2013)*
Maurice E. Baker (1927 - 2010)
Robert Arnold Baker (1931 - 2013)*
Bluff Creek Cemetery
Created by: Margaret
Record added: Dec 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62944528
God Bless, R.I.P.|
Added: Dec. 15, 2010